The cure for summer’s end? Florida. At Mission Inn Resort about a half hour from Orlando, slip into the historic elegance of the resort’s Spanish Colonial-inspired architecture. The property’s El Campéon golf course was designed by golf pro and architect George O’Neil, and has hosted celebrated players including Babe Zaharias, Ben Hogan, Patty Berg, Arnold Palmer and trick-shot legend Joe Kirkwood. Built in 1917 and originally called the Floridian, it ranks as the first course in Florida to offer grass greens rather than the standard oiled-sand greens of the day. The name was changed to El Campéon (The Champion) after its sale in 1964. Fully modernized, the course has 85-foot elevation changes on six holes on a stretch of land once covered with hardwoods and citrus groves, and was rated second nationally in the most recent GolfAdvisor.com player survey. From Oct. 1, 2016–Jan. 15, 2017, enjoy the 100th Anniversary Golfer’s Getaway with play on historic El Campéon golf course: With a two-night minimum stay, golfing guests stay in deluxe accommodations and enjoy daily golf with a shared cart, unlimited use of all practice facilities, a lavish daily buffet breakfast at La Hacienda restaurant, a four-course wine dinner for two on arrival night at El Conquistador lakeside restaurant, a commemorative 100th anniversary merchandise gift set, on-site anniversary savings coupons for merchandise and spa services, club storage and cleaning and late check-out on departure day so that you can fit in a last round beneath the sun. Prices begin at $194.50 per person, based on double occupancy and excluding resort fee and taxes. Add on a third or fourth night for $155 per person.
From Costa Mesa and Newport Beach to Corona Del Mar, Dana Point and Laguna Beach, there are no shortages of lavish hotels and full-service day spas spanning Orange County. Spa enthusiasts are spoiled for choice, with so many different flavors of high-end interiors, signature treatments, elaborate services, retail areas and, often, swanky snacks served in cafés and solariums.
Global business travel is making its way back, even as the pandemic and other world events continue to challenge its return. In a recent poll from the Global Business Travel Association, more than four in five respondents (86 percent) from across the industry said they feel more optimistic than they did at the beginning of the year. Business travel bookings, the need to travel to do business and employee willingness to travel are all on the rise.
United MileagePlus, The Peninsula Chicago and FXExpress Publications, Inc. welcomed an exclusive group of United Airlines’ most elite customers, Premier 1Ks, to the luxury hotel’s stunning rooftop Z Bar to celebrate United MileagePlus’s multiple 2022 awards from our family of brands, including Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com.
Melia Hotels International grows its luxury brands and expands in Central America with the addition of a Gran Mélia Hotels & Resorts property and a ME by Mélia hotel. The expansion allows Mélia Hotels International to commit to the region and offer its high-quality experiences to travelers and locals.
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Hyatt Centric Congress Avenue Austin recently announced plans to open in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas, Feb. 1, 2023. Boasting 246 guestrooms, including five suites, the hotel serves as the perfect hub for travelers.
Glamping is made more inclusive and effortless than ever at AutoCamp Joshua Tree, 38 miles outside of Palm Springs and a three-hour drive from Los Angeles. The design and layout of this multitasking camp — which can accommodate family groups and corporate retreats as readily as couples — puts guests front and center amidst the natural wonders and phenomena of the Coachella desert, even while providing creature comforts found at better hotels and practical features like well-appointed kitchenettes with basic cookware, towels and linens, and a fire pit with a grill.
Considering an autumnal adventure or Thanksgiving trip this year? Well, with walkable cities, cozy pubs and lots of seasonal festivals, the island of Ireland is calling. And if you need more reasons to Press the Green Button and go, take a look and see what awaits you on the Emerald Isle …
Sonesta Hotels teamed up with Best Friends Animal Society to support the society’s mission to end homelessness for animals. To celebrate the collaboration, Sonesta Select properties will serve a complimentary, pet-inspired mocktail to guests. These hotels also offer opportunities for guests and team members to donate to help save the lives of dogs, cats and other animals.